Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali
Praiseworthy Heavenly Father, I come to bring You praise through the Name of Your Son. Thank you that I have the privilege to humbly bow before Your presence and proclaim that You are Lord over all. You reign high above all and no one compares to You.
You made me with the intent of having a worship experience with You through praise. You say in Your Word, the Bible, in Psalm 145:3, “great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and His greatness is unsearchable.”
You want me to praise You for my spiritual development, not because You need my praise. Psalm 100:4 “Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him and bless His name.”
Thank you that if I get off the road of faith and onto the road of discouragement, focusing on praising You will help get me back on the right track.
It is a blessing that even in my hardest times and difficult situations, You encourage me to continue to spend time in praise centered on Your holy and perfect attributes. As hard as that may seem, it is a way that You refocus my heart and mind on Your love and goodness.
Direct me to always reflect on Romans 8:28 as one of the reasons to praise You because ultimately, “we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”
In Jesus Name, I ask You to direct me to have the strength to praise You in all circumstances so I can build a solid confidence in You like Paul expressed in Philippians 4:13. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Amen.